Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
S Dhawan
86(95) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 5 10 23 14 8 6 15
Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan
59(42) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 2 0 1 10 18 16 11

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Chahar
DL Chahar
O7
M1
R37
W2
Eco5.28
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav
O9
M1
R48
W2
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

18 July 2021 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

India 10, Sri Lanka 0

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Hemant Brar

So India go 1-0 up in the three-match series in a dominant way. That's all from our side for tonight. See you on Tuesday for the next game.

Shikhar Dhawan: All our boys are very mature as well as aggressive. They way they played today was tremendous and I am very happy. The way our spinners bowled, they brought us back, all three spinners, Chahal, Kuldeep and Krunal. It was good to be on the other end and watch Prithvi and Ishan. I was telling them to take it easy actually. The way these young boys play in the IPL, they get lots of exposure and they just finished the game in the first 15 overs only. I thought about my hundred but there were not many runs left. (laughs). When Surya came out to bat, I thought I need to improve my skills (laughs).

Dasun Shanaka: We started well but the ball was hanging a bit, they bowled well. I am happy to take the responsibility of the captaincy. The Indians batted aggressively. We needed to vary the pace as the ball was coming on to the bat nicely. In the next game, we will have to improve on that."

And it's Prithvi Shaw. "It's fine now, a bit of pain but it's okay," he says about the blow to the head. "Rahul sir didn't say anything when I went in. I went with my instinct and was looking for boundaries. As a batsman, I try to keep the scoreboard ticking. The pitch was good in the first innings and it got better in the second innings. And I like facing fast bowlers. I was disappointed with the shot when I got out. I lost a bit of focus after I was hit on the head."

Time for the presentation ceremony. Who is your Player of the Match?

10.10pm A cakewalk it proved to be in the end as India wrap up the game with 13.2 overs to spare. After Chamika Karunaratne's cameo lifted Sri Lanka to 262 for 9, it looked like India might have to work hard for the win. The pitch seemed to be on the slower side with the ball gripping and turning but Prithvi Shaw's 24-ball 43 made that total look paltry. Birthday boy Ishan Kishan continued in the similar vein and went on to score a fifty on ODI debut. The other Indian debutant, Suyrakumar Yadav, finished it off with an unbeaten 20-ball 31. All this while, Shikhar Dhawan played the anchor's role and finished unbeaten on 86 off 95 balls. He also brought up 6000 ODI runs during the course of his innings.

36.4
1
Sandakan to Dhawan, 1 run, and that's it. Fuller around off, Dhawan comes forward and plays it towards cover with soft hands for a quick single
36.3
1
Sandakan to Yadav, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, punched towards long-on
36.2
0
Sandakan to Yadav, no run, length ball on the pads, misses the flick. Gets hit on the pads. An appeal for lbw but was going on
36.1
1
Sandakan to Dhawan, 1 run, length ball outside off, stays back and pushes it towards cover

Just three required now. Here's Sandakan

END OF OVER:
36 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 260/3 (3 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.22, RRR: 0.21)

  • Suryakumar Yadav30 (18b)
  • Shikhar Dhawan84 (93b)
  • Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva9-1-45-0
  • Dhananjaya de Silva5-0-49-2
35.6
0
PWH de Silva to Yadav, no run, a googly outside off, goes back and nails the cut but fails to find the gap. Straight to backward point
35.5
1
PWH de Silva to Dhawan, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, stays back and punches it towards long-on

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st58S DhawanPP Shaw
2nd85S DhawanIshan Kishan
3rd72S DhawanMK Pandey
4th48S DhawanSA Yadav